The purpose of a pardon

Friday, October 31, 2008 at 17:27 | Posted in great britain, Legal | Leave a comment

Agnes Sampson was burned at the stake in East Lothian, Scotland, in 1591. After rounds of torture she confessed to being a witch.

Now that the British justice secretary Jack Straw is being asked to pardon Agnes and more than 400 others executed as witches in England and Scotland before 1735, I am sure that the wrongfully executed people are going to be glad. Surely, they will be able to continue their lives, won’t they? After all, the purpose of a pardon is to correct any injustice.

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